MOORE'S LYNN SHUTS OUT JENKS
Junior pitcher Jenna Lynn struck out nine and allowed just three hits to lead Moore past Jenks, 5-0, Thursday at ASA Hall of Fame Stadium.
“I threw a lot of off-speed and kept them off balance,” Lynn said. “That's pretty much what kept me in the game, that and my screwball. Those are my bread and butter.”
Moore coach Stephanie Riley said as Lynn goes, so does the Lions.
“Jenna Lynn is definitely our catalyst,” Riley said. “When she is on, everything good happens.”
Lynn's older sister, Katie Lynn, pitched Moore to a state championship in 2008.
“I pretty much learned all my pitching from her,” Lynn said. “She taught me all my spin. By growing up watching her, I kind of already knew the game before I played it.”
WHITE GETS FIRST STATE TOURNEY WIN AS A COACH
It was a successful return to ASA Hall of Fame Stadium for Tuttle coach Jennifer White.
When Jerry Bates stepped down three weeks ago as Tuttle's coach, White was promoted from the junior high program to become the head coach.
White, sister of Heisman Trophy winner Jason White, was a two-time high school All-American at Tuttle and was a member of three state championship teams.
In her first game in the state tournament as a head coach, her Tigers defeated Purcell, 3-1.
“It is really a different feeling,” White said. “As a coach, I think you are just proud of the girls.”
White said the transition from junior high to high school coach was easy because of assistant coach Jeremy Bates, son of the former head coach.
“Coach Bates gets these girls so prepared,” White said. “Jeremy has done an awesome job running the offense. Really, I just stand over there and say, ‘Good job.'”
WILDCATS BELT FOUR HOME RUNS
Piedmont downed Newcastle 17-12 in a slugfest in the first round of 4A state tournament.
Piedmont third baseman Jordan Chism hit two home runs, including a grand slam in the third inning, and had seven RBIs.
Second baseman Bre Davis hit a three-run homer in the first and had three hits for Piedmont.
Pitcher Kassidy Scott went 4-for-5 with a solo homer and three singles for the Wildcats.
Lindsay Pittman homered in a losing effort for Newcastle.
BIG DAY FOR WAGGONER
Carl Albert's Krista Waggoner homered, doubled, singled twice and reached base five times in the Titans' 10-2 win over Collinsville in Class 5A.
YUKON ADVANCES BEHIND ELLIS' SHUTOUT
Senior hurler Maddy Ellis struck out 12 and scattered seven hits as Yukon defeated Sand Springs, 2-0.
“One of the best outings of my season,” Ellis said. ‘I just felt like I was really into it.”
Yukon, which won the state title in 2010, got RBI singles from Ashley Faison and Blaire Walker in the game.
Brianna Matthews and Paige Crawford both doubled and scored in the game.
“(Ellis) threw really well,” Yukon coach Heather Shanahan said. “She finished really strong. She is a great competitor.”